Embassy murder squad made 4 calls to Saudi crown prince's office on day Khashoggi was killed


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/22/embassy-murder-squad-made-4-ca.html


#2

Insert “Shocked” meme of your choice here.


#3

I’m surprised this story has stayed in the news for as long as it has. I thought for sure it wouldn’t stick for more than a couple of days.


#4

Not meaning this entirely as criticism, but had he not been a WaPo journalist, it may have faded by now. A lot of the media see this as a direct threat to them, which I suspect is exactly how it was meant to be interpreted.


#5

#1 “We’ve arrived.”
#2 “He’s here.”
#3 “Where are the bin bags?”
#4 “Do you want any Duty Free’s?”


#6

Pet peeve, but could you credit the Associated Press rather than Global News? Global News simply ran the story from the AP wire report.


#7

Yup, and why it wasn’t done in secret. This is a big “YOU TOO CAN HAVE THE EXCITEMENT OF BEING DISMEMBERED!”


#8


#9

The Prince, as usual after sending out a hit squad, requested a few of those king-sized Toblerones.


#10

“The #KhashoggiMurder was immoral”

Uh. Murder is immoral? Many things can be considered immoral but murder is a crime.


#11

Don’t start thinking about words, we’re all still outraged. Leave that to those bespectacled intellectuals.

Oh.

You were saying?

ETA: I can’t help wondering what happens when some major outlets start changing the tune and ruminate over Kashoggi’s unwavering support for political islam, especially the Muslim Brotherhood.


#12

The Sauds aren’t the only ones in this situation who have incompetently shown their true faces to the world.


#13

Wow. The nerve of some monarchs. If only there was some kind of invention to take care of people like this… I swear there used to be. It was French. Started with a “g” if I remember correctly. IIRC it was a bit big, but well worth setting up. Huh. I’m sure it’ll come to me.


#14

I’m kind of torn between “Incompetent” and “Don’t give a fuck any more.”


#15

Ganache? Goes well with cake…


#16

They really believed they’d be able to make a screw-up of this magnitude go away by writing a few more cheques to Rubio and his ilk to keep pretending they’re not a bunch of bumbling homicidal rednecks ruled by a medieval institution.

Marco isn’t angry that his patrons brutally murdered a U.S. resident, he’s angry that they were stupid enough to get caught and made a fool out of him in the process. Although based on that tweet he seems perfectly capable of making a fool out of himself.


#17

Me, I’m torn between “faces” and “asses.”


#18

#4 “Do you want any Duty Free’s?”

#4 “Do you want the breast or the leg?”


#19

Deny everything with a wink and a smile. Why not? It worked for Kavanaugh.


#20

I thought I was dark enough, but no, you took it further…

:face_with_hand_over_mouth: